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2011-12-14 08:06:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Penguin Group (USA) announced today the release of its Holiday eSampler featuring excerpts from over 40 frontlist, backlist, and upcoming titles. Available for free wherever eBooks are sold, this collection provides readers with the opportunity to browse sample chapters of a variety of adult and young adult books across genres: from bestselling thrillers and critically-acclaimed literary fiction to award-winning nonfiction and classic literature. Each...

2011-12-05 07:28:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --David Shanks, CEO of Penguin Group (USA), has been named "Person of the Year" in the U.S. trade book publishing industry by Publishers Weekly, the largest book publishing industry trade magazine in the country, it was announced today by Penguin Group (USA), one of the leading U.S. consumer trade book publishers, and a member of the internationally renowned Penguin Group. Jim Milliot, Co-Editorial Director of Publishers Weekly, commented, "PW has been...

2011-11-16 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Book Country, the online community dedicated to genre fiction launched by Penguin Group (USA) earlier this year, today introduced a suite of self-publishing tools, marking the first entry by a unit of a Big Six publisher into this fast-growing, non-traditional segment of the book industry. "In combination with free access to our community and all it offers readers and writers of original genre fiction, these professional tools provide a direct...

2011-09-26 12:23:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom Clancy, the #1 worldwide bestselling author, bestselling videogame presenter and one of the preeminent and most prescient storytellers of our time, will release his new book, LOCKED ON, with G. P. Putnam's Sons on December 13, 2011. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110926/NY75003) Clancy's #1 New York Times bestseller, Dead or Alive, was one of the most eagerly awaited novels of last year and earned praise from critics...

2011-05-06 08:00:00

NEW YORK, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bookish (www.bookish.com), a new digital platform for readers, is set to launch this summer it was announced today. Backed by Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group (USA), and Simon & Schuster, Bookish has been designed to provide readers -- from the most casual to the most dedicated -- with a personalized experience connecting them with their favorite authors and books through original editorial features, unique tools and more. The AOL Huffington...

2011-03-03 11:46:00

NEW YORK, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stanley Ann Dunham, President Obama's mother, is the subject of a deeply reported and researched biography, A Singular Woman, by award-winning, New York Times reporter Janny Scott, which is scheduled for release on May 3, 2011 by Riverhead Books. Sarah McGrath, Vice President and Executive Editor of Riverhead Books, acquired World English hardcover, paperback, audio and electronic rights at auction to A Singular Woman from Scott Moyers at The Wylie...

2011-01-19 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce on the 202nd anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, its Nominees for the 2011 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2010. The Edgar® Awards will be presented to the winners at our 65th Gala Banquet, April 28, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City. BEST NOVEL Caught by Harlan Coben...

2011-01-10 11:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults - including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards - at its Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. A list of all the 2011 award winners follows: John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature "Moon over Manifest," written by Clare Vanderpool, is the 2011 Newbery Medal...

2010-12-21 08:15:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Penguin Young Readers Group, one of the leading children's book publishers in the United States, in collaboration with Smashing Ideas, the leading digital media agency providing immersive and interactive entertainment, announces the release of The Little Engine That Could interactive children's book app on the App Store. The universal app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is based on Watty Piper's beloved classic and features iconic 1950's artwork,...

2010-12-14 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you or a friend or family member the ultimate literary fan? Then AutoTrader.com has posted for sale the ultimate gift for you or that special someone: a 2010 Mini Cooper SD with a dashboard signed by 18 Penguin authors, including Garrison Keillor of Lake Wobegon fame, Pulitzer Prize winning authors William Kennedy and Geraldine Brooks as well as New York Times bestselling authors Michael Pollan, Sue Monk Kidd, Jan Karon, Rosanne Cash and many...